No big post today as I’ve got to get ready for our annual winter Kubb tournament on Lake Harriet. If you aren’t familiar with Kubb, take a look here. Wish me luck! Below is a video of a my buddy Seguin winning it a few years ago. Tons of fun and a great way to [...]
Entries for the ‘Healthier Living’ Category
This is the time of year that seasonal affective disorder usually takes hold, but we’ve had a very light winter and it hasn’t been completely crumby. The new snowblower we bought barely got used, we had a really nice December and January, with colder than typical November and February. But thus far it’d [...]
A few posts back I brought up the idea of long term goals juxtaposed against short term annual goals. I’ve thought a little more about this and have bucketed out some of the different things Teresa and I are working toward.
The big goal is to lead a happy, enlightened existence filled with family and friendships. [...]
Everybody I know has habits. Usually quite a few of them.
Some habits are really valuable, and some are detrimental. It seems human nature to continually do things a certain way–those patterns can be broken, but it’s not a normal aspect of personality to deviate continually from behavior. We stick to our knitting.
In February of this year I decided enough was enough. The circular nature of fitness and seasonal adjustment needed to ramp up exercise was already old. Living in Minnesota means that six months of the year getting outside for exercise is a true chore. You either brave the elements or go to a gym, the [...]
At the start of every year I like to set goals and reflect on what was accomplished. Here’s what I had set as an objective last year:
1. Buy a House. It’s time for Teresa and I to get a permanent address in South Minneapolis (hopefully.) We will start the formal process of getting a lone [...]
Since Memorial Day, I’ve been thinking about the work week. I read an article on Reddit the other day that brought up similar ideas.
Typical weeks of work in the American culture are roughly 40 hours per week spread over 5 days. In the business scene, the number of hours skews higher, typically more like 50-60 hours [...]
I’m making pretty good headway on my goals this year overall. I can say that definitively because I’ve A.) purchased a house and b.) am slightly ahead of schedule on paying down my loans through this point in 2013.The other goal I have is not going as well. I’m not going to detail it here [...]
The last month has flown by. Buying a house entails a lot of work and alterations, with no end in sight.
Generally speaking, my days look something like this: Wake up around 5am, do exercises, take Stella outside, eat greek yogurt, go online to see NBA scores and pay bills or take care of emails, go [...]
Working a normal, white collar job has some incredible benefits, but it also comes with some difficult aspects. My least favorite aspect is the lack of physical movement associated with the role. I’ve had jobs where physical labor was involved (most notable a job bringing in and putting out docks, lifts and boats in lake [...]